News

19 Sep 2016

ACCC urges Australian business to adopt new button battery code

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is urging businesses to adopt a new Code designed to reduce the number of deaths and injuries from children swallowing button batteries in Austral

19 Sep 2016

Button battery national strategy

With the overall objective of reducing incidents of child exposure to button batteries, a National Strategy has been developed by all Australian Consumer Law (ACL) regulators, with the ACCC playing a coordinating role.
14 Sep 2016

Ladder safety campaign for Aussie men

A new national education campaign encourages Australian men to consider their safety and avoid engaging in risky ladder use.

13 Sep 2016

Ladder safety matters national campaign

In one year in Australia, 1668 people aged 65 years and over were hospitalised because they fell from a ladder. Sixty-two per cent of those injuries occurred in or around their home.*

30 Aug 2016

Court orders penalties of $500,000 for online retailer Ozsale’s non-compliant children's nightwear

The Federal Court has ordered Ozsale Pty Ltd (Ozsale) pay penalties totalling $500,000 for supplying children’s nightwear which did not comply with the Australian mandatory safety standard.

2 Aug 2016

Check your home for recalled products

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is making it easier for consumers to check their consumer goods are safe with the new Product Safety Australia website.

1 Aug 2016

New website to warn consumers about unsafe products

Welcome to the new and improved Product Safety Australia website—which has combined with the Recalls website—to provide you with a single entry point to national, state and territory product safety and recalls information.
14 Jul 2016

New mandatory standard to ensure safety of self-balancing scooters

The Minister for Small Business and Assistant Treasurer, the Hon Kelly O'Dwyer, has today introduced a mandatory standard under the Australian Consumer Law to ensure the safety of self-balancing scooters (previously called ‘hoverboards’).

29 Jun 2016

WA: Smiggle recalls yo-yos to protect children

Stationery and toy retailer Smiggle has removed a button battery-powered yo-yo from stores in WA, and across Australia, to protect children from injury or death.

23 Jun 2016

ACCC warns of dangers of loose blind and curtain cords

Tragically, between one and two children die in Australian homes every year as a result of non-compliant corded blinds and curtains. Similar deaths occur regularly across the world and the ACCC is joining international regulators to warn of the hidden dangers associated with corded blinds and curtains.